Niger returns to the EITI as 53rd implementing country, renewing its commitment to extractives transparency

Following the country’s withdrawal from the EITI process in October 2017, the Government of Niger has re-committed to implement the EITI. Its candidature was approved by the EITI Board today, making it the 53rd country implementing the EITI Standard, and the 26th in Africa.

In the wake of the alleged corruption scandal that surfaced in Angola this week, the EITI reiterates its call for Angola to join the EITI and implement its Standard.

Known as the Luanda Leaks, this high-profile case emerged when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) exposed records allegedly linked to businesswoman Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the former President of Angola. Some of these revelations concern the country’s state-owned oil company Sonangol,

EITI Board agrees that Indonesia has made “meaningful progress” in EITI implementation. Aligning the EITI process with broader national objectives will remain vital in the governance of a complex extractive sector.

Indonesia has achieved meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard, as agreed by the EITI Board following Validation. While the country’s extractive sector is characterised by complex and decentralised governance systems,

EITI’s Africa Director, Bady Baldé, has been appointed as its Deputy Executive Director. Going forward, Bady will combine the roles of Africa and Deputy Executive Director. 

“I am delighted that Bady will take up the role of Deputy Executive Director at the EITI International Secretariat," commented Mark Robinson, EITI’s Executive Director. "Bady is an accomplished speaker and strategist, whose skills and substantial country experience will take the EITI forward,

State-owned petroleum company Qatar Petroleum will join the EITI as a supporting company, announced EITI’s Corporate Engagement Manager Andrew Irvine today, in a discussion on the EITI’s outreach plans at the organisation’s Addis Ababa Board meeting. 

“It is encouraging to see a large and influential state-owned company like Qatar Petroleum join the EITI’s group of supporting companies,” said Mark Robinson, EITI Executive Director.

Iraq has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI with significant improvements in transparency of state-owned enterprises, oilfield data and petrodollar allocations. Opportunities exist to translate this emerging transparency into evidence-based debate and policy making.

The EITI Board decided today that Iraq has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. Validation, the EITI’s quality assurance process,

The Democratic Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI. Despite the country’s positive direction of travel in strengthening transparency, major challenges in accountability and governance remain.

The EITI Board decided today at its meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that the Democratic Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard.

EITI Board concludes that Myanmar has made meaningful progress in EITI implementation, whilst urging government to strengthen public disclosures and further improve the environment for civil society participation.

Myanmar has achieved meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard, the EITI Board concluded today at its meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Government reaffirms its commitment to natural resource transparency

The Ecuadorian government officially announced last week its intention to become an EITI implementing country. “In deciding to adhere to the EITI, the Government of Ecuador seeks to guarantee transparency and efficiency in the management of the country's natural resources,” said Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources (MERNNR), Carlos Pérez

2019 EITI Global Conference reinforces progress, actions and commitments to extractives transparency. 

The EITI Global Conference is the extractive industries’ premier forum for bringing together representatives from governments, companies, civil society and other stakeholders to tackle the governance challenges facing resource-rich states.